October 2008 Archives

C/2006 W3 (Christensen) - OCT 25, 2008

Move mouse over sketch above to view labels. Click image for larger version. Observation Notes: Comet 2006 W3 was discovered on November 18, 2006 by E. J. Christensen with the Catalina Sky Survey. It has been corkscrewing its way along the northern Milky Way since then, heading for a...

Broken Comments

OK. The comment feature was messed up again due to a 'fix' that broke more than it fixed. If you've tried to leave a comment over the last week or so, I fear that it was lost into the nothingness. Sorry about that. It appears to be working now. :)...
I just received a copy of the November 2008 issue of Astronomy Now. The Focus section this month is dedicated to visual observing and sketching. I had the pleasure of preparing one of the articles, "How to Draw the Universe". Peter Grego wrote the article "Moonwalking". Neil Bone and Keith...

Iota Bootis (Struve 26)

Click image for larger version Observation Notes: I think Boötes is my favorite constellation for doubles. Iota Boötis is not one of the showstoppers, but it's still an enjoyable color tester. At low power, I saw the primary as yellow with a dull blue secondary. At high power, the colors...

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